The Gardens of the Dead: Book summary and reviews of The Gardens of the Dead by William Brodrick

The Gardens of the Dead

by William Brodrick

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The Gardens of the Dead by William Brodrick
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  • Published Sep 2006
    336 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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William Brodrick’s extraordinary new thriller, like its predecessor The Sixth Lamentation, focuses again on Father Anselm, a barrister turned monk who finds himself at the center of a mystery involving family, the long tentacles of deception and the healing power of retribution.

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"Brodrick has all the right moves, but fewer slices of toast would have made for a tighter plot." - PW.

"With just his second novel, Brodrick already writes like a master." - Booklist.

"Only the compelling sway exerted by Brodrick's characters and language render this unwieldy, non-sinister and at times maddeningly non-cohesive narrative impossible to put down. Justice and gratification delayed, but not denied." - Kirkus.

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William Brodrick Author Biography

William Brodrick, in a career change that reverses that of his character Father Anselm's, was an Augustinian friar before leaving in order to become a practicing barrister.

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